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Leah Remini: Sofia Is Ready For Our Reality Show

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Leah Remini, her husband Angelo and their 9-year-old daughter Sofia are gearing up to expose their lives in a new reality show for TLC. The King of Queens actress explained why they decided to do it.

She told People, “People tell us, ‘You guys are funny.’ Other people find us entertaining, so we thought, ‘Let’s do it,’ My family is not so different from the rest of America. I think people love to see that, oh, just because she’s on television and in Hollywood, I can still relate to her.”

Remini laughed that Sofia is ready to be on camera stating, “She was like, ‘Where are the cameras? When do they show up? And do I get hair and makeup?’ She’s ready! They’re excited about it.”

The 44-year-old promises viewers that they will see how their family really lives.

“I don’t want to be doing a show that’s negative, that’s filled with drama. Things do come up in our lives. We are going through a transition, and we are leaning on each other. I hope people see growth from us, and I hope it inspires them to be who they are to each other and strengthen their relationships. I’m hoping that’s what people are going to take away from it. And if they laugh, even better.”

In another interview – she opened up that her departure from the Church of Scientology had to do with Sofia.

“In my house, it’s family first – but I was spending most of my time at the church,” she said. “So, I was saying ‘family first,’ but I wasn’t showing that. I didn’t like the message that sent my daughter.”

She also said that she resented her mother spending so much at church instead of at home when she was growing up.

She explained, “We went from a middle-class lifestyle [in Brooklyn] to living in a roach-infested motel with six other girls off a freeway in Clearwater.”

“The fact my mother stood by me after all her years in the church totally took away any resentment I may have been harboring,” Remini added. “When it mattered the most, my mother was there for me. It was the moment that erased all those days she wasn’t there.”

 

Sara Gilbert Talks About Being "Out"

Sara Gilbert has come out of the closet. During a press conference for The Talk at the Television Critics Association on Wednesday (July 28), the former Roseanne actress revealed why she was opening up about her personal life.

"I've been acting my whole life, and I've never really discussed my personal life. This is a talk show...So obviously I'm going to be discussing my life more."

Gilbert will be one of the co-hosts as well as executive producing the View-like show. The Talk will focus on motherhood and parenting and will also have fellow co-hosts Julie Chen, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne and Marissa Jaret Winokour on board.

US magazine reports that when asked if she felt comfortable being "out", Gilbert replied with an honest answer.

This is a whole new world for me," she said. "I'm not an expert on this, or I don't analyze these things. I'm just sort of living my life."

Gilbert and her partner Allison Adler have been together since 2002. They have two children together, Levi, 5, and Sawyer, 2. Gilbert gave birth to Sawyer and Adler gave birth to Levi.

 

Six Celebrity Moms Set To Host New Talk Show

Celeb moms are hitting the small screen - and they've got some opinions to share!

CBS has announced a new daytime talk show this fall - much like ABC’s hit The View - that will replace the classic soap opera As the World Turns. The show will explore “topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of parents,” The New York Times reports.

Who will be hosting? The show’s roundtable will include six celebrity moms, including new mom Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. Gilbert developed the format for the show and will act as executive-producer as well as co-host.

Will you tune into the new talk show this fall?